Big Three

GAINESVILLE -- Simply Stunning. The greatest display of prep quarterback talent ever in the state of Florida was on display at the University of Florida's practice fields Sunday afternoon. The Big Three of <b>Xavier Lee </b>of Daytona Beach Seabreeze, <b>Cornelius Ingram</b> of Hawthorne and <b>Drew Weatherford </b> of Land O Lakes put on quite a show. TheTerritory's <b>Dave Peters </b>was there and offers this <b>exclusive</b> coverage from the Florida Nike Camp.

GAINESVILLE -- Simply Stunning.

The greatest display of prep quarterback talent ever in the state of Florida was on display at the University of Florida's practice fields Sunday afternoon.

The Big Three of Xavier Lee vof Daytona Beach Seabreeze, Cornelius Ingram of Hawthorne and Drew Weatherford of Land O Lakes put on quite a show at the Florida Nike Camp.

According to National Recruiting Analysts Jamie Newberg and Greg Biggins, this crop of quarterbacks and skilled position players was the best group since the 2000 Nike camp in Athens, Ga., where Brodie Croyle (Alabama), D.J. Shockley (Georgia), Ingle Martin (Florida) and Adrian McPherson (Former Florida State) showed their stuff.

Weatherford, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound standout, looked much thicker and well-built than his listed weight. He might not be a flashy or have the arm strength as Lee or Ingram but he was probably the most consistent and polished quarterback at the camp.

The Territory counted one bad pass from Weatherford the entire day. He was one of the most accurate high school quarterbacks that I have ever seen. Despite not being recovered from some torn cartilage in his knee, the Texas native showed very good mobility and footwork. The thing that stood out the most on Weatherford is his leadership ability.

The Territory observed him encouraging others players all day long. Weatherford, who had a knack for rallying his Land O Lakes team last year in the fourth quarter, has all the intangibles to be a great college quarterback. FSU is his leader and he'll camp there this summer.

The Seminoles are expected to sign two quarterbacks. Weatherford said he's not concerned about numbers.

"No, that's what competition is all about," Weatherford said.

Lee, the two-time Sunshine Sports Network Player of the Year, showed why he will be one of the most highly recruited quarterbacks in the country.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Daytona Beach native had the quick release and arm strength of a NFL quarterbacks. The only down-fall on Lee was that he sometimes threw the ball too hard and didn't put touch on the ball. However, his upside is tremendous and I doubt too many colleges would pass on this talent. This summer, he will attend several passing attempts. FSU is thought to be his leader.

Ingram, who resides in Hawthorne, is a very interesting prospect. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound two-way star might have the most upside of the three. He is a tremdous athlete that stars in basketball also.

In fact, he will be one of the most highly sought out basketball prospect in the country. Ingram started out a little slow in passing drills but picked up the pace. His passes floated some but he corrected that quickly. In the skeletons drills, he showed patience and touch. At the end of the day, he did as well as any passer at the camp. With more reps on the football field and some additional quarterback instruction he could turn out to be an All-American at the next level. Ingram flashed his token smile the entire day.

Editor's Note: Dave Peters will provide updates on all three quarterbacks this week. This camp was exclusive to Insiders.com staff.


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